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Nominations sought for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement

The International Education Week Committee at Ohio University is soliciting nominations for three Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. First celebrated in 2000, today International Education Week is observed in 100 countries worldwide.

This is the first year Ohio University is celebrating International Education Week – scheduled for Nov. 11-15 – and the first time the University is presenting the Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement. In the past, the University's quarterly academic calendar had prohibited the OHIO community from observing the occasion.

"To realize Ohio University's vision in preparing future global leaders, many faculty, staff and alumni have made relentless efforts in fostering global education across the University," said Ming Li, interim executive director of OHIO's Center for International Studies. "We must find ways to encourage these efforts and recognize their contributions."

The Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement recognize faculty, staff and alumni for their outstanding contributions to international education, global competency, cultural understanding and/or international programs at Ohio University or in their fields or disciplines. The awards are sponsored by the Senior International Management Team (SIMT) and administered by the International Education Week Committee and the Center for International Studies.

One faculty, one staff and one alumni award will be given each year at an annual awards ceremony that will take place during International Education Week. The faculty and staff recipients will receive a plaque and $1,000 to support their professional development endeavors. The alumni recipient will receive a plaque and a travel allowance to fully or partially cover the cost of travel to Athens to attend the awards ceremony. A selection committee under the SIMT leadership will select the recipients.

Individuals submitting nominations for the awards must be current or former members of the University's faculty or staff or a graduate of Ohio University.

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 31, and the award winners will be announced in October.

Nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Marian Carr at carrm@ohio.edu.

Additional information on the awards, including nomination forms, are available at http://www.internationalstudies.ohio.edu/AwardsForExcellenceInGlobal.html.

For more information, contact Ji-Yeung Jang, associate director of the Center for International Studies, at 593-1842 or jang@ohio.edu.

Who is eligible for the Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement?

The criteria for nominating an individual for the Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement are as follows:

Faculty Award

Nominees must be current full-time faculty members (Group I or II) at Ohio University who have demonstrated excellence in promoting international education and global engagement in teaching, University/community service and/or research.

Staff Award

Nominees must be current full-time OHIO staff members (either classified staff or administrators) and must have been instrumental in advancing significant international understanding, global engagement or international education at home or abroad. 

Alumni Award

Nominees must be OHIO alumni (as defined by the Ohio University Alumni Association) and must demonstrate outstanding contributions to global education and international programs offered through the University. Nominees must have been instrumental in strategically advancing the University's reputation as a recognized global leader.